You may have eyed some noticeable changes to the look and feel of your television lately. Never fear! We understand that every time we update the TWC channel guide it feels like somebody re-painted your house while you were at work – it all looks vaguely different, but still kinda the same, and yet somehow infinitely better. Over the course of the next year, Time Warner Cable will be rolling out a new and improved guide with cloud-based navigation services. These updates will provide our customers with simplified navigation, more program information, a new VOD portal and improved search capability.
The new guide will land in more than two million homes by year-end and upwards of five million homes by the end of 2014. Visually, the new layout will be better-suited to the contours of your television, offering a more streamlined look and feel. Easier navigation and increased searchability, as well as all-new programming graphics within the On Demand menus, will make finding your favorite content simpler and more dynamic.
Overall, the new features include:
- Widescreen Guide – A new 16:9 aspect ratio for a true HDTV experience
- Advanced Search – Optimized search results and rich cover art for Movies, TV series and Sports Teams with option to watch now or set up a recording to watch later and more
- On Demand Portal – All VOD channels and content can now be found in one destination with an enhanced browsing system with rich graphics
- DVR Manager – Updated with rich graphics and simplified navigation of recordings and recording schedule, a new series page, multiple episode delete option and more
So if you come home at some point in the New Year, kick off your shoes, turn on the TV and scream out, “Why does everything look so much better!?” then you’re welcome. That was us…